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Who was Dr Martin Luther King Jr?

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 - April 4, 1968), was one of the main leaders of the American Civil Rights Movement. A Baptist minister by training, King became a civil rights activist early in his career, leading the Montgomery Bus Boycott and helping to found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. His efforts led to the 1963 March on Washington, where King delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech, raising public consciousness of the civil rights movement and establishing King as one of the greatest orators in American history.

In 1964, King became the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end segregation and racial discrimination through civil disobedience and other non-violent means. King was assassinated on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee by James Earl Ray.

He was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Jimmy Carter in 1977. Martin Luther King Day was established as a national holiday in the United States in 1986. In 2004, King was posthumously awarded a Congressional Gold Medal.
Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 - April 4, 1968) was an African American A Baptist minister and civil rights ativist. His activtys led to important improvement in civil rights in the United States and he is frequently referenced as a human rights icon today.Read more about him on the ebsite belowhe was a very respectful man

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